Monday, November 24, 2014

Sundays at Three: The History of Jazz Through Song

Join us at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 pm for a free concert, "The History of Jazz Through Song." Trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist Gordon James and his quartet will take listeners on a journey through the different eras of jazz with words and song.

This lecture and performance, inflected with humor, will cover the origins of jazz music, Ragtime, the Blues, Dixieland Jazz, and the Big Band Era, and include big band singers, Latin Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Jazz Fusion and Smooth Jazz. Songs from each era will be performed and some of the artists covered will be Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Baise, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.

This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library.  It’s free and no sign-up is needed. There will be light refreshments.  Doors open at 2:45 pm. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.

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